Volvos being recalled amid engine fire risk

The company says its own'investigations have identified that in very rare cases the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform

Volvo issues recall notice

The recall comes three months after Vauxhall recalled 235,000 Zafira cars for a third time over fears they could catch fire.

The Volvo dealership at Info-Auto invites all customers who notice something unusual with the functioning of their car's engine, including, but not only, the appearance of an error light, interruption in the work of the engine or reduction in engine power to contact them.

Another way of checking if your auto is on the recall notice is to visit the website and type in your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

They added that they are contacting all potentially affected customers by letter, informing them of the potential issue and what to pay attention to in terms of engine operation.

However, despite examples of this occurring, Volvo says there's been no injuries.

The reason for the recall is a faulty component of the motor in some diesel engines, which in serious cases could lead to the engine catching on fire.

Volvo has recalled nearly 70,000 cars in the United Kingdom that were built between 2014 and 2019, over an engine problem that could lead to a fire risk, the manufacturer has said.

Models included in the recall include the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90. He said that the sole authorized dealer for Volvo in Estonia, AS Info-Auto, has notified most of the affected clients of the recall.

Are the cars safe to drive?

The new 2019 Volvo V60 diesel is also part of the recall announced by Volvo.

It apologised to customers for the inconvenience caused, stating that it is taking "full responsibility to ensure the highest quality and safety standards of our cars". It followed earlier recalls in 2015 and 2016.

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